the flickering light of the candles [candle DIY]

I often keep old empty glass tins, they come in handy for storing buttons, beads and so on. A few days ago I found a wick while looking for some candles which gave me the idea of making a candle out of one of the creme tins. Here is how I did this:

 I spread the gold glitter with a wet brush, it’s fairly sticky so you won’t need glue (which would leave stains). Then I painted the inside of the tin with glass paint. (I guess acrylic paint would work as well).

Put the wick inside and glue it on (or use candle wax as I did). Melt white candle wax and fill the tin. Leave the tip of the wick (1cm) uncovered. I put some glitter on the wax before it firmed up to make it look more christmassy. (One could also wrap some golden wire or ribbon around the rim.)

And you’re done!
Here’s another one I made from an empty pesto jar and book pages.

“Sitting in the flickering light of the candles on this kerchief of sand, on this village square, we waited in the night. We were waiting for the rescuing dawn – or for the Moors. Something, I know not what, lent this night a savor of Christmas. We told stories, we joked, we sang songs. In the air there was that slight fever that reigns over a gaily prepared feast. And yet we were infinitely poor. Wind, sand, and stars. The austerity of Trappists. But on this badly lighted cloth, a handful of men who possessed nothing in the world but their memories were sharing invisible riches. “

— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (Wind, Sand, and Stars)

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